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2:02pm

Mon August 13, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Study Finds Snack, Soda Regulations In Schools Help Kids' Health

Originally published on Tue August 14, 2012 7:08 am

A student at Fairmeadow Elementary School buys fruits and vegetables in Palo Alto, Calif., in 2010.
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Lately, parents, teachers and policymakers have been experimenting with all kinds of different ways to keep unhealthy food out of schools. Some schools are limiting bake sales, as we reported earlier this year, while others are preparing lunches from scratch.

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1:30am

Mon August 13, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Medicaid Fight Reinvigorated With Political Light On Health Care

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 7:57 am

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., points to piles of the health care overhaul legislation during a markup hearing before the U.S. House Budget Committee last year in Washington, D.C.
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1:29am

Mon August 13, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Too Much Calcium Could Cause Kidney, Heart Problems, Researchers Say

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 7:08 am

Federal health officials recommend 1,000 milligrams of calcium per day for people younger than 50, but some are overdoing it.
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When it comes to a healthy diet — especially for women, and especially after menopause — nutritionists, doctors, everybody it seems, will tell you: calcium, calcium, calcium.

Federal health officials recommend that women and men younger than 50 consume 1,000 milligrams of calcium per day. The recommendation goes up to 1,200 milligrams after age 70 for men and after menopause for women, when a major drop in estrogen causes bone loss.

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2:22pm

Sat August 11, 2012
Health

A Sweet Salve For Shingles?

In addition to being tasty on biscuits and tea, honey may be useful in treating shingles.
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10:39am

Fri August 10, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Yoga On Commission: More Employers Pay For Good Health Habits

Originally published on Tue August 14, 2012 4:31 pm

Health risk questionnaires and other wellness programs are becoming a popular way for employers to encourage employee health and, ultimately, reduce health care costs.
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If you feel like your employer is more interested in your health lately, you're probably right.

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